|FAO Dairy Projects|
Establishment of a Small Milk Processing and marketing Unit for Smallholders
11/2002 - 04/2004
The objective of the project is to improve the collection, processing and marketing of milk and dairy products in Guinea. By establishing model small-scale milk processing units, combined with milk collection centres, and through introducing a low-cost milk preservation system utilising Lactoperoxidase, rural producers of the Fouta Djallon area will be able to access markets with their surplus milk. Fresh milk and dairy products of proven hygienic quality will be made available to consumers at affordable prices. The two main constraints to be overcome are the lack of electricity in some milk production areas and the relative remoteness from potential markets in Conakry. Some adapted solutions will be introduced using, for example, solar power and improved technologies for processing milk into a wide range of preserved dairy products.